Good news: we’ve been informed by our publisher that Baseball Prospectus 2010 will depart from their warehouse on Monday, February 8. Allowing a day or two for the trucks to roll and some more time for stores and online sellers to unbox the things and it’s possible that copies could start appearing in stores by the end of next week and in your mailboxes not long after that. We very much hope you enjoy annual #15.
In other news, our pals at Wiley are running a contest around the book: the five winning entrants will get a chance to talk fantasy strategy with the BP author of their choice (choose carefully: I am more likely to talk about Phil Rizzuto, the films of Preston Sturges, and how the 1985 Royals were like Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” than I am to offer quality fantasy advice. Still, to each their own). See the link for details, no purchase necessary, yadda yadda and so forth.
Finally, some tour dates are starting to come together. Not all details have been finalized, but here are some of the appearances we have planned:
Sunday, February 28, 3 PM: Once again, we kick off our tour at The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University, New Jersey. Kevin, Christina, Jay, and I expect to be there and other authors are possible. We’ll be filming this one, so come out, talk some baseball, and be preserved for posterity.
Monday, March 1, 6 PM, New York City: We are pleased to return to the Barnes & Noble at 18th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. If you check their calendar of events, it says of the BP annual, “ow it its fifteenth edition,” to which I can only say, “Amen, brother.”
Tuesday, March 9, 7 PM, Washington, DC: We make our annual pilgrimage to the great Politics and Prose bookstore.
Monday, March 15, 7 PM, Boston: We once again ride the escalators to the top floor at the Boston University Bookstore. Please arrange warm temperatures, Boston.
Tuesday, March 16, Time TBA (tentatively noon), Boston: We alight at Northeastern University for a chat at the Snell Library, 360 Huntington Avenue.
Thursday, March 18, 6 PM, Chicago: Christina and Kevin return to the DePaul University Loop Campus Bookstore for windy Windy City hi-jinks.
Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you along the trail.